Name

AFP Gene

alpha-fetoprotein

This gene encodes alpha-fetoprotein, a major plasma protein produced by the yolk sac and the liver during fetal life. Alpha-fetoprotein expression in adults is often associated with hepatoma or teratoma. However, hereditary persistance of alpha-fetoprotein may also be found in individuals with no obvious pathology. The protein is thought to be the fetal counterpart of serum albumin, and the alpha-fetoprotein and albumin genes are present in tandem in the same transcriptional orientation on chromosome 4. Alpha-fetoprotein is found in monomeric as well as dimeric and trimeric forms, and binds copper, nickel, fatty acids and bilirubin. The level of alpha-fetoprotein in amniotic fluid is used to measure renal loss of protein to screen for spina bifida and anencephaly. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

afp Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term afp in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

AFP Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for AFP from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.

afpr Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term afpr in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

afpproducing Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term afpproducing in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

afpl3 Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term afpl3 in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

afpromoting Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term afpromoting in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

afpnegative Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term afpnegative in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

afp4655 Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term afp4655 in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

AFP-07 Gene Set

From Guide to Pharmacology Chemical Ligands of Receptors

receptors of the AFP-07 ligand (chemical) from the curated Guide to Pharmacology Chemical Ligands of Receptors dataset.

ALB/AFP/VDB Gene Set

From InterPro Predicted Protein Domain Annotations

proteins predicted to have the ALB/AFP/VDB protein domain from the InterPro Predicted Protein Domain Annotations dataset.